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Girls Who Code Coming to Minnesota

St. Kate’s is excited to be partnering with Girls Who Code to bring their campus programs to Minnesota. Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 40,000 middle and high school girls across the country to coding education and a community of fellow creators!

This summer in the Twin Cities, Girls Who Code Campus will be offering six 2-week courses to middle and high school girls in the Twin Cities. 

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Campus programs will be available at St. Kate’s, Visitation, and Minnetonka Public Schools.

Register Now (Early bird pricing ends December 31st. Use the code THANKS for the Thanksgiving $250 discount over the Thanksgiving weekend.)

Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women.

Learn more about Campus

At Campus programs, students will:

  • Connect coding to their interests
  • Build bravery and confidence
  • Learn more about careers and women in tech
  • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the US.

Faculty with and teachers who have completed our online courses in computational thinking and coding are encouraged to apply for Girls Who Code’s teaching and teaching assistant positions. Contact Siri Anderson for more information.

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Children’s and Adult Literacy Tutor opportunities across the Twin Cities and Metro area

Are you looking for some opportunities to gain some experience and leverage your teaching skills? The Minnesota Literacy Council has children’s and adult literacy tutor opportunities across the Twin Cities and metro area. They are able to reach nearly 90,000 children and adults each year thanks in great part to the more than 3,600 volunteers and 115 national service members they train annually.

When people reach their educational goals, their families and communities grow stronger. Volunteers help in many ways, including:

  • Assisting in a classroom
  • Teaching or co-teaching
  • Tutoring one-to-one
  • Administrative Support and Intake Assistant
  • Substitute teaching

The time commitment ranges from 2 to 3 hours per week (same day and time every week). There are a variety of opportunities available throughout the Twin Cities and metro area—and can match you with a program in your neighborhood. Curriculum and materials are provided, and no previous teaching experience or foreign language proficiency required. Training is also provided. Visit their website for more information or contact volunteer@mnliteracy.org to get started with volunteering.

Application Period Open: Language Assistant Programs in Spain

Are you a senior student or recent graduate looking for opportunities to teach? Check out Meddeas Language Assistant Programs in Spain! Any Degree Welcome, Spanish is Not Required, and No Teaching Experience Needed! Follow this link to  DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM AND FAQS (link opens to Meddeas site and application.)     

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Classroom Organization – Scientist Posters

Kudos to Allison Driessen for these awesome posters that she displays in her science classroom. Impressive way to set up role models and a culture of support for diverse learners in her setting. Allison shared these within the Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies for STEM/CTE Teachers and Secondary Counselors she is taking that is part of St.Kate’s Graduate Education National Science Foundation research with Twin Cities Public Television and the University of MN STEM Center.

Allison has offered that others can use these as well. Thank you Allison!

Here is Allison’s PowerPoint in PDF format of Classroom Organization – Scientist Posters (link opens PDF of the posters shown in the video)

 

The Importance of Computational Thinking in Teacher Preparation Programs

Department Chair, Dr. Kevin Mackin reflects on the the importance of computational thinking and our partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota in the preparation of teachers.  Check out the video here. (link opens video).

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